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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Practice Selecting Elements

Alex Owen
Alex Owen
10,635 Points

<a id='link'> let navlinks = document.querySelectorAll('#link'); I don't understand why this isn't working. Thanks.

I am unable to figure out why adding an id to the <a> or <li> tags inside the <nav> tags and then selecting using document.querySelectorAll('#link'); isn't working. I may have misunderstood what the task is asking me to do.

Many thanks,

Alex

js/app.js
let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('#link');
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a id='link' href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a id='link' href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a id='link' href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <section>
        <ul id="gallery">
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </section>
      <footer>
        <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
      </footer>
    </div>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,148 Points

This challenge is about practicing selecting elements as they are. You should not make any changes to the HTML file, it is just provided for you to examine. Using querySelectorAll is still a good idea, you might try a descendant selector with it.

Also, it's not valid to use the same ID on more than one element on a page. All ID's must be unique.